Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Row 19, You Can Kindly Kiss My Ass
(The following images have been brought to you by Imageshack. Because apparently, Blogger hates it when we try to upload our pics. As always, please click the thumbnail for a decent size image.) I finally cast on for the dumbass shawl tonight. And row 19, kiss my ass. I had to tink back on you not once, not twice, not 3 times, no. 4 times I tinked back on you before I found my mistake. You're really not as hard as all those little o's and /'s and \'s make you out to be. But please, don't make me take you out of your protective plastic shell and think of new ways to fold you into an origami bird. Just. Don't. I managed to get through the upper chart portion of the Adamas Shawl pattern. Casting on and getting through that first row was tricky. I've never used such fine yarn before. Once I got going, I took my time, I talked the pattern through (Ripple was Soooo not impressed with my ciphering) and managed not to fuck it all up too badly. I didn't have a problem until rows 17 and 19 when I had the most stitches on my needle. The repeats were regular enough, but I lost track of where I was in it because I was being so careful. Know what I mean? I kept looking from the chart to the needles after every stitch, then forget what repeat I was on. Ugh. It was ugly. Also, I went to a new yarn shop today. It was nice enough. No Noro (!) and a poor selection of needles. But the rest of the yarn, and the set-up, was really nice! Pricier than the shop I frequent the most, but it's nice to know what they have. And I couldn't leave without picking up something special. Isn't that the neatest little knitting basket you've ever seen? I plan on using it for my sock in progress. Once I get one going again. I also picked up a little more Cotton Chenille for a flower washcloth (for me!) from Weekend Knitting. I have one more to make for my mother, and I'll have some white left over, so between that and this, I just might have enough for two! Yay! Oh, and be patient. There'll be pics of the finished bathroom very soon. It's drying and a few more things need to be installed. And I haven't decided whether or not to paint the doors and the cabinet the darker color that I used for the glaze. I probably will.